Aviva plc (AV) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts

Shares of Aviva plc (LON:AV) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eighteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 566.21 ($7.52).

AV has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Societe Generale decreased their price objective on Aviva plc from GBX 525 ($6.98) to GBX 520 ($6.91) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Macquarie increased their price objective on Aviva plc from GBX 598 ($7.95) to GBX 608 ($8.08) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. HSBC Holdings plc restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 550 ($7.31) price objective on shares of Aviva plc in a report on Monday, September 4th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 624 ($8.29) price objective on shares of Aviva plc in a report on Monday, September 11th. Finally, Barclays PLC restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 504 ($6.70) price objective on shares of Aviva plc in a report on Wednesday, June 28th.

Aviva plc (AV) traded down 0.04% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 494.80. The stock had a trading volume of 7,220,604 shares. The stock’s market cap is GBX 20.05 billion. Aviva plc has a 1-year low of GBX 411.30 and a 1-year high of GBX 570.50. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 506.24 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 522.68.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 5th will be given a GBX 8.40 ($0.11) dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th. This represents a yield of 1.6%.

In other news, insider Patricia Cross bought 2,609 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 4th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 498 ($6.62) per share, with a total value of £12,992.82 ($17,263.91). Also, insider Tom Stoddard sold 53,325 shares of Aviva plc stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 536 ($7.12), for a total transaction of £285,822 ($379,779.43). In the last ninety days, insiders purchased 13,696 shares of company stock worth $6,898,713.

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Aviva plc Company Profile

Aviva plc is a holding company. The Company provides customers with long-term insurance and savings, general and health insurance, and fund management products and services. Its segments include United Kingdom & Ireland; France; Poland; Italy, Spain and Other; Canada; Asia; Aviva Investors, and Other Group activities.

Analyst Recommendations for Aviva plc (LON:AV)

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